I feel so special. The young woman that lives next door occasionally (vacation home), has asked me to babysit her little tiny baby while she runs some errands. This sweet little peach is only three months old, and I met her the other day. Babies are almost of another world. You can see God in their innocence. Yet, when they are so new to the world, deep in their eyes you can almost see their power, as well. Their smile often reminds me of a soul that recognizes me, in a way. As if to say - Oh you, hi!
There have been times when I could be in the worst mood, and a baby will smile at me and it just seems to wash away the negativity, because I can't help but smile back. My daughter says my grandson (17 months) has taken to smiling and saying hi to everyone he meets in the grocery store. I'm sure some just ignore him, intent on what they are doing, but I hope he has the same effect that babies have on me - I hope he brightens someone's day that can see the beauty and innocence in a simple smile and greeting.
P.S. I wasn't very clear about the photo of the baby - it is taken from a website - I didn't think the "Mom" would want me to post a pic of her baby on the internet. :-)